With the biggest day in American sports quickly approaching, we rounded up the best information about game predictions, spots to catch the game and advertisements to look for.
Recent public polls have the Broncos leading the way with 49 percent of the votes to win, while Seattle received 22 percent and the remaining 29 percent had no opinion
I think if weather isn’t an issue, the Broncos could score too many points for Seattle to keep up, making Seattle abandon the run, which is their strongest asset on the offensive side of the ball. The Broncos have the No. 1 scoring offense in the NFL and could wear the Seahawks’ No. 1 scoring defense down by the fourth quarter. With Peyton and his team putting up astounding numbers this year, it’s hard to argue they won’t have similar success against the Seahawks, who have had trouble in the past defending teams that can spread them out. On a final note, Peyton is one of the smartest quarterbacks when it comes to reading defenses. He has had two weeks to prepare for the daunting Seahawks; I’m sure he likes his chances.
On the other hand, I believe if the weather becomes a factor, you could see Seattle dominate the game by being able to force tough passes in bad conditions. If weather slows Peyton’s passing attack down, you will see the Seahawks control not only the Broncos offense, but also control the clock with their running game. Not having to play catch-up will allow Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch to pound Denver’s defense down and keep Peyton off the field.
My prediction is Seattle’s offense isn’t good enough to stand toe-to-toe with Peyton and the Broncos; that being said, Broncos win 27-17.
WHERE TO WATCH
The game will be shown on FOX (Channel 16 for Harding Cable). The halftime show will feature Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
If you’re looking for a place to watch the game, Little Rock has several great places with plenty of TVs, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s and Applebee’s. If you’d prefer to stay in Searcy, check out Chili’s and Colton’s.
Harding CAB and SA are also teaming up to host a screening of the event in the pit of the student center.
COMMERCIALS TO LOOK FOR
As always, brands such as Doritos, Old Spice and Pepsi will have their fair share of TV time.
After Dodge’s “God Made a Farmer” commercial last year, fans expect big things again this year.
Here are a few specific advertisements to look for: Toyota’s Super Bowl Highlander Muppet commercial, the Chevy Silverado commercial, the Volkswagen commercial, Swiffles Super Bowl commercial debut, KIA’s Matrix-inspired commercial, Jaguar’s first Super Bowl commercial and the Oikos commercial featuring previous stars of “Full House.”
In 2013 the average 30-second commercial cost $4 million.